Painted effects are becoming very fashionable and there are many different
techniques available to provide an interesting featured wall effect in your
home. In this story Faye demonstrates how to create a suede paint effect using
Mitre 10 Accent Paint products that are suitable for primed or previously
- Suede painting is a two step process, the first step is with a
roller. Making sure you have plenty of paint on the roller cover the wall and
allow to dry completely.
- The second step utilises a brush to create the suede
effect. You’ll need to get yourself a wide brush, about 100mm is ideal, then
it’s simply a matter of applying the paint in a random crisscross fashion. Work
in an area about one or two square metres at a time overlapping all the
crisscross sections so you get a nice even effect. Continue to paint across the
walls in rows using the random X pattern. This pattern creates the necessary
variations for that real suede effect, the more random the brush strokes the
more realistic your finish will look.
Once the painting is finished, allow to
dry. The effect will take about half an hour to really come through.
head into Mitre 10 and find a painted finish to suit your house!